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Going from contract to sim only, can you transfer data ect.


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My wife has a Samsung Galaxy Ace mobile on contract and is switching to a sim only phone on the 23rd of October can she transfer all the data, music ect to her new sim card.

 
 

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As far as I know the only data stored on the SIM are contact numbers. Music, pictures, video and other data are stored in the 'phone's internal memory or extra memory card. Those data will remain in memory when the SIM is changed.

 

To retain contact numbers simply copy them over into the 'phone memory before swapping the SIMs. You can then transfer them back to the new SIM. It might be an opportunity for a bit of a clean up of old contacts ...

 

I got my first cellphone in August 1997 and have swapped 'phones and SIMs many times since then.

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Hello and Welcome Watchkeeper,

 

Thanks for the help with that, I'll pass it on to my wife :)

 

Regards,

 

Scott.

 
 

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In fact, and obviously dependent on the settings, you may find that even the contacts are not stored on the SIM, but in the phone's memory. As far as I am aware SIM storage only allows name (possibly even capitalised) and one phone number, whereas in phone storage allows far more detail (multiple numbers per person, address, email, etc).

 

The only things I think will be lost at the SIM swap are the call history/logs, and that is not because they are stored on the SIM, but I believe it is a security feature implemented in the phone.

 

However, I would advise taking a backup of the phone before SIM swapping, just in case in chooses that moment to throw a wobbly.

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